Originally Posted by Grantofhell
ugh. What a long day. After getting off work at 8:00 or so, the truck decides to not start at the jobsite. So we shot some ether into the intake, and it tries a couple times before it actually turns over. We get out of the neighborhood, to the interstate, go about 5 miles, and as we are going up the exit ramp, it shuts off at the top. We managed to coast in into a home depot parking lot where we couldn't manage to start it again. So we walked home...My suspicion is that it's the ECU. The truck is exhibiting some symptoms that lead me to believe it is. It's a 2006 Ford F-350 Turbo Diesel SD, any ideas. (Yes, I'm quite sure it's not the battery.)
Yeah. Sounds like something to do with fuel. Could be the fuel pump, too. What makes me say that is the fact that once you got it started, it ran till the off ramp (incline) and it sounds like there wasn't enough pressure to get the fuel into the engine after that so it died. It probably fired off with the ether since it was probably on a flat surface and once it got started it probably had just enough pressure to keep the diesel flowing. I would definitely put the fuel pump on the list of things to check. I don't know much about diesels though.
Originally Posted by Trivium Nate
If it's not the battery, it'd be neither of these. You'd be able to hear if the starter was weak. He didn't say anything about that. And the fact that using ether got it started also pretty much rules this out.
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